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by sophie
Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Chauvin Verdict
Replies: 199
Views: 5052

Re: Chauvin Verdict

Moda, in my posts I have not commented on the facts of the case - because none of us are qualified to do so, not having examined them in the same level of detail that the jury was obliged to do. Chauvin's conviction on all counts might be perfectly legit. My concerns - and Maddy's - has to do with w...
by sophie
Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Chauvin Verdict
Replies: 199
Views: 5052

Re: Chauvin Verdict

I expect his attorneys will appeal, so...no immediate resolution, I suspect. For the moment Minneapolis has dodged the riot bullet.
by sophie
Tue Apr 20, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 660
Views: 15776

Re: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan

I hope this doesn't turn out like flu vaccine where you can't tell if it really does anything. My favorite statistic for flu vaccine. Immunized workers who do catch the flu return to work half a day sooner on average Well, the flu vaccine is about trying to predict next year's dominant flu strain, ...
by sophie
Tue Apr 20, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Chauvin Verdict
Replies: 199
Views: 5052

Re: Chauvin Verdict

Yes, on that score it's pretty clear that Derek Chauvin is getting a kangaroo court proceeding and not a trial. Given what Biden has put in motion to interfere with the Supreme Court, it's pretty clear he has no truck with justice. And of course, I hope that everyone can see how this trial has highl...
by sophie
Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 660
Views: 15776

Re: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan

Ah. I wonder if it's one of those new variants - the existing vaccines are bound to have limited protection against those. They weren't designed for them.
by sophie
Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4304
Views: 290391

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Just a few thoughts...you didn't mention being out of breath but could it have something to do with the mask you're wearing? Is it different from the one you had on before? Or did you not use one before? I also favor the prolonged inactivity (e.g. while sick & quarantined) and time needed for full l...
by sophie
Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 660
Views: 15776

Re: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan

3. I personally know several people who got the jab (not sure if it was both doses) and still caught Covid Did they get sick with COVID or was it just a positive test? Sick. Although not severely. My GF's boss, who was vaccinated, got a mildish case when her husband brought it home from somewhere. ...
by sophie
Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:56 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Vitamin D3 Cold Remedy
Replies: 10
Views: 336

Re: Vitamin D3 Cold Remedy

I would expect that natural sunlight exposure is a better way to get vitamin D than synthetic supplements, but those of us in northern latitudes who spend a lot of time indoors are not going to get enough that way. Remember the human race evolved in Africa, then only much later spread to cold clima...
by sophie
Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:55 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Vitamin D3 Cold Remedy
Replies: 10
Views: 336

Re: Vitamin D3 Cold Remedy

I would expect that natural sunlight exposure is a better way to get vitamin D than synthetic supplements, but those of us in northern latitudes who spend a lot of time indoors are not going to get enough that way. Remember the human race evolved in Africa, then only much later spread to cold climat...
by sophie
Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Vitamin D3 Cold Remedy
Replies: 10
Views: 336

Re: Vitamin D3 Cold Remedy

You're welcome and glad it (may have) worked for you!!!!! I used it when my symptoms were a bit more advanced, because I always wonder if it's allergies or something at the start. I was astounded when I tried it and the symptoms just melted away in a matter of hours....never experienced anything lik...
by sophie
Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 660
Views: 15776

Re: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan

3. I personally know several people who got the jab (not sure if it was both doses) and still caught Covid Did they get sick with COVID or was it just a positive test? Given that the mRNA vaccines cause you to make spike proteins and there is no data on how long they might linger, who the heck know...
by sophie
Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Need a realtor to sell a home in this market?
Replies: 43
Views: 993

Re: Need a realtor to sell a home in this market?

Yup, you got it Maddy. I love that the apartment purchase we're heading into now involves no one else except our attorneys (sort of optional) and the seller's daughter, who is an attorney. It'll be refreshing compared to the usual web of brokers and bank mortgage agents.
by sophie
Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: Cash
Topic: New I-bond rate: 3.54%
Replies: 29
Views: 831

Re: New I-bond rate: 3.54%

Tipswatch has announced that the new variable component of I-bonds will reset to 3.54% on May 1, 2021. Even if the new fixed rate is announced as 0%, that means that the composite rate for the next six months of I-bonds is guaranteed to be at least 3.54%. 1. If you have not yet purchased your quota...
by sophie
Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Need a realtor to sell a home in this market?
Replies: 43
Views: 993

Re: Need a realtor to sell a home in this market?

Unless you really know what you're doing you should probably get a realtor. I'm buying an apartment for my mother direct from a seller in my coop. No brokers involved, and for cash. The price the seller asked is so low, I'm afraid the board might not be pleased about it. I was expecting an ask of mo...
by sophie
Sat Apr 10, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: They All Look Alike
Replies: 2
Views: 240

Re: They All Look Alike

I'm glad you found something light hearted in the news today Maddy, because otherwise it's all kinda depressing. Most especially, that Joe Biden (or whoever is controlling him behind the scenes) has taken the first steps toward Supreme Court packing by convening a commission. Which is of course seve...
by sophie
Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Optimal Diet
Replies: 144
Views: 4673

Re: Optimal Diet

Xylitol gum is good, but if you're at home, brushing with an ADA approved fluoride toothpaste is better. Hey pugchief....is fluoride toothpaste really necessary? I stopped using fluoride toothpaste years ago as an N of 1 experiment, and also got a water filter (Doulton) that is effective against fl...
by sophie
Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Optimal Diet
Replies: 144
Views: 4673

Re: Optimal Diet

There are a couple of ways that carbohydrates mess with your sense of hunger. One way is that they break down readily into more sugars than your body can easily handle, so the insulin/fat storage system kicks in. It goes like this: high blood sugar spike -> high insulin spike -> blood glucose is red...
by sophie
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Electric scooter or bike electric assist recommendations
Replies: 5
Views: 245

Re: Electric scooter or bike electric assist recommendations

That electric conversion kit (Swytch) sounds like a great addition to my existing bike and lightweight, but it's got a 6 - 9 month waiting list! Back to thinking an electric scooter would be a nice addition to my closet in the meantime. Just for short, quick trips, meaning...low cost and doesn't hav...
by sophie
Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Does anyone om know anyone that is even sick?
Replies: 116
Views: 3584

Re: Does anyone om know anyone that is even sick?

SomeDude, I really appreciate the perspective you have been bringing to the forum. But...I must say, didn't we already answer your question when you first posed it? I'm just wondering if people on here know people still who are actually sick now. Well, now that's much clearer. However it's not what...
by sophie
Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Perpetual Critical Thinking Thread
Replies: 9
Views: 405

Re: Perpetual Critical Thinking Thread

how can the right-wing simultaneously believe that both the virus is a hoax yet at the same time are so angry that China released it that they beat up random Asians on the street? And I just couldn't respond in the moment so I took the high road and walked away. Ha, that's a good one! I think most ...
by sophie
Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Electric scooter or bike electric assist recommendations
Replies: 5
Views: 245

Electric scooter or bike electric assist recommendations

As I live in a very hilly area and I'm not getting any younger, I'm a little tired of climbing long steep hills on a bike. My usual route includes a stretch of about 0.4 miles with an elevation gain of about 200 feet, and an incline that's around 20 degrees at its steepest. Yeah ok it's not Mount Ev...
by sophie
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Inflation
Replies: 70
Views: 3265

Re: Inflation

Geez, $330 for just the service call??? Highway robbery, that is. I used the youtube video method to figure out how to replace a broken kitchen faucet. My super bitched to me about how I shouldn't do it myself because I'd be liable etc. Well, I'd be liable if the plumber screwed up too. And after my...
by sophie
Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Does anyone om know anyone that is even sick?
Replies: 116
Views: 3584

Re: Does anyone om know anyone that is even sick?

SomeDude, I really appreciate the perspective you have been bringing to the forum. But...I must say, didn't we already answer your question when you first posed it? My answer had to do with the people currently in the hospital that I work at. There's genuine COVID cases there I assure you. There's a...
by sophie
Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 660
Views: 15776

Re: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan

That's possible, but there is enough data piling up that the vaccines are effective against the currently circulating strains of COVID that it really doesn't matter. You've heard me rail against the legality and ethics of coercing people to accept vaccination, due to the novelty and experimental nat...
by sophie
Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Hello old friends
Replies: 17
Views: 778

Re: Hello old friends

Nice to see you returning to the forum Desert! It's a different place than when you left for sure. But, still a place for thought provoking discussion, and look forward to seeing your contributions! and btw fwiw, I've drifted into the KISS philosophy for investments. I just really don't want to spen...